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Colin Kaepernick NFL settlement less than $10 million: report

March 21, 2019

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid received a payment of less than $10 million when the two settled their collusion grievances with the NFL last month, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

As part of the settlement, the three parties agreed to not disclose the terms. But citing multiple sources, the Wall Street Journal reported the figure.

It is not known how the payment was distributed or how much each player will net.

Kaepernick initially filed a grievanceagainst the NFL in October 2017, alleging owners were colluding to keep him out of the league after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he was the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.

Reid, meanwhile, also filed a collusion suit after he had trouble finding work following the 2017 season. He eventually signed with the Carolina Panthers in late September, but continued on with his case. Close friends with Kaepernick, Reid is heavily involved in social justice activism and has continued to take a knee in protest last year.

The NFL had denied theyintentionally kept the players out of the league, with commissionerRodger Goodell telling reporters teams sign players based on whether they can help them win.

All three eventually settled.

At the time, the settlement was largely seen as a win for Kaepernick and Reid.